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Pheasant Pigeon

The Pheasant Pigeon, Otidiphaps nobilis, is a pigeon found in the primary rainforests of New Guinea. It ranges primarily over hilly and lower mountain areas, but can also be found in lowland areas.

It is a highly secretive species, feeding on seeds and fallen fruits.
It nests on the ground below trees and bushes, laying one egg that it incubates for around 4 weeks.

It is not currently considered threatened, although it has become locally extinct in some areas. Because it is tied to primary forests, and is unique within the pigeon family, it is considered a species that requires further investigation and monitoring.

Pheasant Pigeon


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